TOP ALBUMS OF FEBRUARY 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10825 airplays.


  1: "Courier," Richard Shindell (79)
        "The Courier" (13)
        "Willin'" (10)
        "Fourth Of July, Asbury Park" (8)
        "Arrowhead" (7)
  2: "Visions Of Love," Robin And Linda Williams (66)
        "I'll Twine 'mid The Ringlets" (17)
        "If I Should Fall Behind" (9)
        "Mississippi Delta Blues" (9)
        "Ramblin' Man" (8)
  3: "Fast Folk," Various Artists (47)
        "Another Time And Place," Dave Van Ronk (7)
        "Forget-Me-Not," Jack Hardy (7)
        "I Don't Know Why," Shawn Colvin (6)
  4: "Meeting On Southern Soil," Norman Blake And Peter Ostroushko (44)
        "Rise When The Rooster Crows" (10)
        "Blackberry Blossom" (7)
        "Old Hickory Cane" (5)
  4: "New Non-Fiction," Susan Werner (44)
        "Barbed Wire Boys" (11)
        "Epilogue: May I Suggest" (5)
        "All Of The Above" (4)
  6: "The Edge Of Silence," Solas (41)
        "Darkness, Darkness" (9)
        "Clothes Of Sand" (7)
        "Dignity" (6)
  7: "Barricades And Brickwalls," Kasey Chambers (39)
        "Not Pretty Enough" (7)
        "Nullarbor Song" (5)
        "Little Bit Lonesome" (4)
        "On A Bad Day" (4)
        "Runaway Train" (4)
  8: "Traveler," Johnsmith (37)
        "Part-Time Angels" (8)
        "I Will Fly" (7)
        "Rooks In The Castle" (5)
  9: "That Changes Everything," Caroline Doctorow (33)
        "Fire In New Town" (9)
        "That Changes Everything" (5)
        "Throwing Stones" (4)
 10: "Sunday Street," Dave Van Ronk (32)
        "Sunday Street" (10)
        "Pearls" (8)
 11: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists (30)
        "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," Soggy Bottom Boys (12)
        "O Death," Ralph Stanley (6)
        "Down To The River To Pray," Alison Krauss (3)
 11: "Zero Church," Suzzy And Maggie Roche (30)
        "New York City" (7)
        "Praise Song For A New Day" (6)
        "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" (5)
        "Jeremiah" (3)
 13: "Cara Dillon," Cara Dillon (29)
        "Black Is The Colour" (10)
        "Lonesome Scenes Of Winter" (5)
        "Blue Mountain River" (3)
        "Donald Of Glencoe" (3)
        "Lark In The Clear Air" (3)
 14: "Drum Hat Buddha," Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (28)
        "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (11)
        "Gentle Soldier Of My Soul" (6)
        "Highway 80" (4)
        "I Go Like The Raven" (3)
        "Ordinary Town" (3)
 14: "O Sister! The Women's Bluegrass Collection," Various Artists (28)
        "Just Like Rain," Kathy Kallick With Laurie Lewis (6)
        "Blow, Big Wind," Laurie Lewis (4)
        "Every Time You Say Goodbye," Alison Krauss (4)
        "Lonesome Wind Blues," Rhonda Vincent (4)
        "If Wishes Were Horses," Claire Lynch (3)
 16: "Five Stories," Kris Delmhorst (27)
        "Cluck Old Hen" (5)
        "Broken White Line" (4)
        "Damn Love Song" (4)
        "Yellow Brick Road" (4)
        "Little Wings" (3)
        "Words Fail You" (3)
 16: "From. . . Another Time And Place," Dave Van Ronk (27)
        "Another Time And Place" (8)
        "He Was A Friend Of Mine" (6)
        "Honey Hair" (3)
        "Lovin' Spoonful" (3)
 18: "Flame Keeper," Michael Cleveland (26)
        "Lee Highway Blues" (7)
        "Lost Indian" (4)
        "Dance Around Molly" (3)
 18: "Mountain Soul," Patty Loveless (26)
        "Boys Are Back In Town" (5)
        "Daniel Prayed" (4)
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (4)
        "Pretty Little Miss" (3)
 18: "New Favorite," Alison Krauss And Union Station (26)
        "Lucky One" (6)
        "Choctaw Hayride" (4)
        "Daylight" (3)
        "Take Me For Longing" (3)
 21: "Walls And Windows," Maura O'Connell (25)
        "Poor Man's House" (4)
        "Sleepy Eyed Boy" (4)
        "Walls" (4)
        "Crazy Love" (3)
 21: "XXXV," Fairport Convention (25)
        "Neil Gow's Apprentice" (4)
        "The Banks Of Sweet Primroses" (3)
        "Madeleine" (3)
        "My Love Is In America" (3)
 23: "From Hell To Breakfast," Various Artists (24)
        "Jaws Of Life," James McMurtry (4)
        "Dreadful Selfish Crime," Robert Earl Keen (3)
        "For The Sake Of The Song," Townes Van Zandt (3)
        "Old Blevins," Austin Lounge Lizards (3)
        "Road Goes On Forever," Robert Earl Keen (3)
        "Sis Draper," Guy Clark (3)
 24: "Lessons In Stone," Longview (23)
        "Hills And Home" (8)
        "Faded Red Ribbon" (5)
        "Lessons In Stone" (4)
        "I Heard My Mother Weeping" (3)
 25: "Thirty Years Of Farming," James King (21)
        "Thirty Years Of Farming" (9)
        "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" (3)
 25: "Milton Street," Peter Keane (21)
        "Everything But You" (7)
        "Milton Street Slide" (4)
 25: "The Storm Still Rages," Rhonda Vincent (21)
        "Each Season Changes You" (3)
        "Is The Grass Any Bluer" (3)
        "You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor" (3)
 25: "Where We Live," Tanya Savory (21)
        "Bluer" (6)
        "Nashville" (4)
        "Where We Live" (3)
 29: "The Best Is Yet To Be," Matt Watroba (20)
        "Old Love" (6)
        "Geritol Gypsy" (4)
 29: "Chrestomathy," Dave Van Ronk (20)
        "Swing On A Star" (4)
 29: "Honesty Box," Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies (20)
        "Latchkey Lover" (4)
        "Armstrong's Army" (3)
        "Skin Too Thin" (3)
 29: "Outlaws And Dreamers," Dick Gaughan (20)
        "Outlaws And Dreamers" (5)
        "What You Do With What You've Got" (3)
        "When I'm Gone" (3)
        "Wild Roses" (3)
 33: "Gypsy Wind," Heidi Muller (19)
        "Acres Of Clams/Rosin The Beau" (4)
        "Love Has A Life Of Its Own" (3)
        "Real Change" (3)
 34: "All Things Considered," Danu (18)
        "Kinegad Slashers/Young Tom Ennis/The Battering Ram" (5)
        "Easy And Free" (3)
        "Wee Lass On The Brae" (3)
 34: "Old As Dirt," Bluegrass Intentions (18)
        "Jack Of Diamonds" (3)
 34: "Right Now," Terry Kitchen (18)
        "Billy" (7)
        "Back When Yellow Meant Slow Down" (3)
 34: "Song Inside," Sloan Wainwright (18)
        "Falling Backwards" (4)
        "Martha" (4)
 38: "Anything Anytime Anywhere," Bruce Cockburn (17)
        "My Beat" (5)
        "Pacing The Cage" (4)
 38: "Down From The Mountain," Various Artists (17)
        "Wild Bill Jones," Alison Krauss And Union Station (5)
 38: "History Of The Future," Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (17)
        "Shady Grove" (5)
        "Too Far Down To Fall" (5)
        "Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms" (4)
 38: "Little Sparrow," Dolly Parton (17)
        "Seven Bridges Road" (3)
        "Down From Dover" (3)
        "Marry Me" (3)
        "Shine" (3)
 38: "Milk Of The Moon," Greg Brown (17)
        "Telling Stories" (7)
        "Lull It By" (6)
 38: "Negotiations And Compromise," Erik Balkey (17)
        "I Quit" (5)
        "Negotiations And Compromise" (4)
 38: "Risk Involved," Mary Sue Twohy (17)
        "Risk Involved" (5)
        "Old Land" (3)
 38: "So Long Of A Journey," Hot Rize (17)
        "Walk The Way The Wind Blows" (3)
 38: "Stanley Blues," Ralph Stanley II (17)
        "Stanley Blues" (7)
        "Daddy's Dinner Bucket" (3)
 47: "Cool Blue And Lonesome," Various Artists (16)
        "Bury Me Beneath The Willow," Skaggs And Rice (2)
 47: "Still Climbing Mountains," Blue Highway (16)
        "Still Climbing Mountains" (6)
        "Monrobro" (3)
        "Riding The Danville Pike" (3)
 47: "All Over Down Under," Kristina Olsen (16)
        "Better Than TV" (3)
        "Hey I Want That Back" (3)
 47: "At Gerdes Folk City," Doc Watson (16)
        "Blue Smoke" (3)
        "Little Sadie" (3)
 47: "Early Warnings," Holly Near (16)
        "Quiet Early Morning" (5)
 47: "Lately," Joy Norman (16)
        "Red Is The Rose" (4)
 47: "Lunasa," Lunasa (16)
        "Eanair" (4)
        "Marta" (4)
        "Mi' Na Nollag" (3)
 47: "Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary," Various Artists (16)
        "Panama Limited," Tom Rush (3)
 47: "Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass 55," Various Artists (16)
        "Harvest Of My Heart," Rock County (5)
        "Refill," David Coffey (3)
        "WJKS," Sitze Family (3)
 56: "Del And The Boys," Del McCoury Band (15)
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (8)
 56: "Enjoying The Fall," Danny Schmidt (15)
        "Blue Railroad Train" (5)
        "Drunk At The Biltmore" (4)
 58: "Desert Questions," Bob Franke (14)
        "Acid Polka" (3)
        "El Nino" (3)
        "This Blank Page" (3)
 58: "Unearthed," Nic Jones (14)
        "Annachie Gordon" (3)
 58: "Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt," Various Artists (14)
        "Frankie And Albert," Chris Smither (5)
 58: "Clinch Mountain Sweethearts," Ralph Stanley And Sara Evans (14)
        "Riding On That Midnight Train" (3)
 58: "Going Back To Brooklyn," Dave Van Ronk (14)
        "Another Time And Place" (3)
        "Garden State Stomp" (3)
 58: "Rosa Mundi," June Tabor (14)
        "Maybe Then I'll Be A Rose" (3)
        "Rose Is White, The Rose Is Red" (3)
 64: "Anthymn," Cosy Sheridan (13)
        "Anthymn" (3)
 64: "Golden Age Of Radio," Josh Ritter (13)
        "Lawrence, KS" (6)
 64: "Midsummer's Night," Dervish (13)
        "Lark On The Strand" (2)
 64: "My Shirt Looks Good On You," Catie Curtis (13)
        "Run" (3)
 64: "Pieces Of Me," Lori Mckenna (13)
        "Mars" (5)
 64: "Sea Of No Cares," Great Big Sea (13)
        "Scolding Wife" (4)
 70: "Ceol More," Tony McManus (12)
        "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" (2)
 70: "Complete Vanguard Recordings," Country Gentlemen (12)
        "Bringing Mary Home"
 70: "Gone From Danger," Joan Baez (12)
        "February" (4)
        "Reunion Hill" (3)
 70: "Heart Of Cape Breton," Various Artists (12)
        "Reels," Brenda Stubbert, Brian Doyle, Richard Wood (3)
 70: "Just A Drifter," Chris Jones (12)
        "Man On The Side Of The Road" (5)
 70: "Last Man On Earth," Loudon Wainwright III (12)
        "Last Man On Earth" (3)
 70: "Running Wild," Rice, Rice, Hillman And Pedersen (12)
        "San Antone" (5)
 70: "Somewhere Along The Road," Cathie Ryan (12)
        "High On A Mountain" (5)
        "Carrick-A-Rede" (4)
 70: "Steam Powered Aereo-Takes," John Hartford (12)
        "Where The Old Red River Flows" (4)
 70: "Time (The Revelator)," Gillian Welch (12)
        "Red Clay Halo" (4)


TOP SONGS OF FEBRUARY 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10825 airplays.


1. "Another Time And Place" (21)
       by Dave Van Ronk
       from "From. . . Another Time And Place"
       also "Fast Folk"
2. "The Courier" (17)
       by Richard Shindell
       from "Courier"
       also "Fast Folk"
2. "I'll Twine 'mid The Ringlets" (17)
       by Robin And Linda Williams
       from "Visions Of Love"
4. "Sunday Street" (13)
       by Dave Van Ronk
       from "Sunday Street"
5. "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" (12)
       by Soggy Bottom Boys
       from "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack"
5. "Rise When The Rooster Crows" (12)
       by Norman Blake And Peter Ostroushko
       from "Meeting On Southern Soil"
7. "Barbed Wire Boys" (11)
       by Susan Werner
       from "New Non-Fiction"
7. "Gentle Arms Of Eden" (11)
       by Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
       from "Drum Hat Buddha"
7. "He Was A Friend Of Mine" (11)
       by Dave Van Ronk
       from "From. . . Another Time And Place"
7. "Willin'" (11)
       by Richard Shindell
       from "Courier"
11. "Black Is The Colour" (10)
       by Cara Dillon
       from "Cara Dillon"
11. "I Don't Know Why" (10)
       by Shawn Colvin
       from "Fast Folk"
13. "Thirty Years Of Farming" (9)
       by James King
       from "Thirty Years Of Farming"
13. "Darkness, Darkness" (9)
       by Solas
       from "Edge Of Silence"
13. "Fire In New Town" (9)
       by Caroline Doctorow
       from "That Changes Everything"
13. "If I Should Fall Behind" (9)
       by Robin And Linda Williams
       from "Visions Of Love"
13. "Mississippi Delta Blues" (9)
       by Robin And Linda Williams
       from "Visions Of Love"
18. "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (8)
       by Del McCoury Band
       from "Del And The Boys"
18. "February" (8)
       by Dar Williams
       from "Mortal City"
18. "Forget-Me-Not" (8)
       by Jack Hardy
       from "Fast Folk"
18. "Fourth Of July, Asbury Park" (8)
       by Richard Shindell
       from "Courier"
18. "Hills And Home" (8)
       by Longview
       from "Lessons In Stone"
18. "Lee Highway Blues" (8)
       by Michael Cleveland
       from "Flame Keeper"
18. "New York City" (8)
       by Suzzy And Maggie Roche
       from "Zero Church"
18. "Part-Time Angels" (8)
       by Johnsmith
       from "Traveler"
18. "Pearls" (8)
       by Dave Van Ronk
       from "Sunday Street"
18. "Ramblin' Man" (8)
       by Robin And Linda Williams
       from "Visions Of Love"
18. "Swing On A Star" (8)
       by Dave Van Ronk
       from "Chrestomathy"
       also "Sunday Street"

TOP ARTISTS OF FEBRUARY 2002

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 10825 airplays.


1. Dave Van Ronk (275)
2. Richard Shindell (94)
3. Robin And Linda Williams (71)
4. Fairport Convention (55)
5. Bob Dylan (52)
6. Susan Werner (51)
7. John Hartford (50)
8. Kasey Chambers (49)
9. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (48)
9. Norman Blake And Peter Ostroushko (48)
9. Solas (48)
12. Greg Brown (46)
13. Alison Krauss And Union Station (43)
14. Waylon Jennings (42)
15. Nanci Griffith (40)
16. Ricky Skaggs (37)
17. Johnsmith (35)
18. Michael Cleveland (34)
19. Caroline Doctorow (33)
19. Chieftains (33)
21. Suzzy And Maggie Roche (32)
22. Cara Dillon (31)
22. Maura O'Connell (31)
24. Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (30)
24. Jez Lowe And The Bad Pennies (30)
24. Kris Delmhorst (30)
24. Nic Jones (30)

These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L web site every month
(since October 1997).  The archive of past Top Album lists is available
at http://folkradio.org (the official FOLKDJ-L web site).

The process of compiling the Top Albums list is automated (I do hand
correct some obvious errors and typos). The results are based on
playlists posted to FOLKDJ-L during the calendar month. I wrote a pair
of programs that work with the Eudora email program's filtering feature.
One program parses each playlist as it comes in and adds it to a
spreadsheet. The second program processes the spreadsheet into a readable
report. Playlists have to include artist, song and album name (label is
optional) and be in a reasonably regular format for my program to be able
to parse them. My programs wind up identifying about 60% of the songs
actually posted.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the number of times each
the more popular tracks were played is shown. If a single DJ is the only
one mostly playing an album, the count of plays is adjusted downwards;
otherwise the raw counts are used. The top 70 albums, top 25 songs and
top 25 artists are listed.

Richard Gillmann                            http://www.nwlink.com/~rxg
Monday "Lunch With Folks" Noon-3pm               richard@folkradio.org
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